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“Some Time Ago...”
Background information
Released October 27, 2013
Length 3:41
Recorded by Brendon Small and Mike Keneally
Performed by Pickles, Skwisgaar Skwigelf, Nathan Explosion and Toki Wartooth; William Murderface (additional vocals)
Featured in The Doomstar Requiem: A Klok Opera
Album The Doomstar Requiem: A Klok Opera Soundtrack
Next track The Duel
Previous track Abigail’s Lullaby
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Some Time Ago...” is a song by virtual American melodic metal band Dethklok. It was released as a scene in The Doomstar Requiem, and later on its eponymous soundtrack—the band’s fourth full-length album. It was written and sung by Brendon Small, featuring Mike Keneally as Toki.


The song was how—under extreme duress—Toki chose to remember story of when Dethklok first met Toki. After firing Magnus, Pickles held a band meeting and arranged an audition for a second guitarist despite Skwisgaar’s objections. Pickles agreed to let him be the sole guitarist of Dethklok if he succeeded in besting every auditioner—over a thousand—which proved to be quite a simple task for him. Just as Skwisgaar was basking in his victory, a homeless teenager showed up late and introduced himself as “Toki from Norway.” He begged for a chance to audition and Skwisgaar agreed to test him.


Toki introduces himself to Dethklok

The scene shows the characters’ appearance at the age when Dethklok began; all of them appear noticeably younger than present day—with the exception of Skwisgaar, who appears less gaunt and wearing all-white. Pickles appears to have much more of a leadership role at this point in Dethklok’s past, with Nathan saying very little. Skwisgaar also seems to have much more of a loner attitude at this time, sitting apart from the others during their band meeting.

Official audio[]


  • [Some time ago...]
  • [Pickles]
  • Magnus has been kicked out of the band
  • I think the four of us understand, that
  • We gotta make a record, gotta make it great
  • It’s our very first one—it must annihilate
  • Since we fired the man we are short one artist
  • We need to fill the void we need a guitarist
  • But it’s gotta fit right, gotta be the right vibe
  • And it’s gotta fuckin’ rock because we are Dethklok!
  • [Skwisgaar]
  • I disagrees, for you sees we don’t needs nobody else!
  • Dis shoulds bes a one-guitar band
  • Yes indeeds!
  • Ain’t nobodys goods as me
  • Can match my speeds
  • And conquers mes
  • [Pickles]
  • Look at all these hopeful auditioners
  • Oh, they came from so far away!
  • But if you show them that you are the best then yes
  • You may have your way—
  • If you hack them all into pieces with your mighty shredding axe
  • Then we will forever from this moment on be a four piece
  • And you will be the only guitarist of Dethklok!
  • [Skwisgaar]
  • Alright
  • ♪ (Guitar solo)
  • Shred its now
  • You’re goings down
  • Take one more
  • Dis ams a war!
  • Shreds its now
  • You’re goings down
  • Goings down
  • Yeah! ♪
  • I am a wizards
  • I am a sorcerer
  • And I’ve proven to dis world
  • Dat we don’t need nobodys
  • We ams a one-guitar band
  • Yes indeed!
  • [Skwisgaar, Nathan, Pickles and Murderface]
  • You have been bested by the master
  • Bow before your glowing guitar god!
  • [Nathan]
  • Someone keeps on knocking
  • Someone’s at the door
  • Let them in right now
  • Appears to be one more
  • [Toki]
  • Hellos, I’m sorrys
  • I got lost along the way
  • My name is Toki
  • I am just a boy, here from Norway
  • I’m so sads
  • I missed my auditions appointments todays
  • But I thinks dat
  • You should gives me a chance anyhow
  • Because I has dis—feeling...
  • Something tells me—this was meant to be
  • Do you feel this electricity?!
  • Gives me this chance!
  • [Skwisgaar]
  • Alrights
  • You seems so nice it’s a shames you must go downs dis way...


  • Toki’s animal form was foreshadowed—in his shadow—as he walked in.


  • Brendon Small — vocals (Skwisgaar, Nathan, Pickles and Murderface) guitar, bass, drums production
  • Mike Keneally — vocals (Toki)